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From: "Carlene Worthy" <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Questions abt. Catholic 'conversion' records/archives
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 22:15:49 -0400
The Fr. Ledoux books cover the years 1793 thru 1869. They cover the
following counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton,
Huntingdon, and Somerset. I have read "chatter" on other sites that Fr.
Ledoux has earned his doctorate and may start to transcribe again.
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From: "suzanne m. johnston" <>
Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 9:39 PM
Subject: [ALL] Questions abt. Catholic 'conversion' records/archives
> Yes, Catholic marriages generally took place in the bride's parish, but
> that isn't always the parish where the bride was baptized. Mary Ann was 20
> when she married and her family could have moved to Allegheny City any
> time between 1854 and 1874. St. Andrew's was not founded until 1863 so
> from 1850 to 1863, the family (if living in Alleg. City) would probably
> have attended St. Peter's.
> Marybeth, you've probably already had a search done for Mary Ann's baptism
> at the Pittsburgh Catholic Archives. Have you also consulted the published
> volumes that cover the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. "Catholic vital records
> of central Pennsylvania / Albert H. Ledoux." These books cover baptisms,
> marriages, deaths, for years from early 1800s through the 1860s or 70s.
> They are organized by decades rather than by parish. They are available at
> CLP and probably through the Family History libraries.
> Of course there are many other dioceses in Pennsylvania, but that would be
> a start. Have you located the Patrick Kelly family on the 1860 census?
> That would put them much closer to her birthplace. Another suggestion
> would be to follow the marriage records of any of her siblings, especially
> those older than her, to see if the church marriage record would indicate
> a precise county of birth. This would be somewhat unusual in an "Irish"
> parish, but you can always hope that one of the boys married a German girl
> and they were married in her parish.
>>Subject: Re: Subject: RE: [ALL] Questions abt. Catholic 'conversion'
>>Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 19:41:59 EDT
>>In a message dated 5/28/2005 1:58:16 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
>>The county is not known, though. I do
>>know that Mary Anna KELLY and Edward RICE were married at St. Andrew's,
>>Northside, Allegheny City, May 1874.
>>I am almost certain that Mary Anna would have been married in her home
>>parish which was mandatory in the Catholic Church without special
>>during those years. Therefore, her mother must have lived near St.
>>Allegheny City in ALLEGHENY COUNTY.
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